X-ray induced color centres in pure and doped LiYF4 and LiLuF4 single crystals

A. Bensalah, M. Nikl, A. Vedda, K. Shimamura, T. Satonaga, H. Sato, T. Fukuda, G. Boulon

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YLiF4 and LuLiF4 pure and doped with Yb3+ ion were grown by the Czochralski technique under CF4atmosphere. X-ray irradiation was used to carry out a comparative study of the induced optical absorption phenomena and color center creation in the ultraviolet and visible spectral regions. The F-center absorption band at 315 and 340 nm in LLF and YLF, respectively, is the dominating induced absorption feature. The amplitude of the induced absorption is reduced by more than a factor of 10 in Yb-doped crystals compared to the undoped ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-567
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Issue number6-12
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Color centres
  • Induced absorption
  • LiLuF
  • LiYF
  • TSL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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